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‘Gujarat riots led to Indian Mujahideen’s formation’

A big controversy has erupted following a message by Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed on Sunday on twitter, blaming 2002 Gujarat riots for the formation of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM).
‘Indian Mujahideen was formed after the Gujarat riots, says NIA in its charge sheet. Even now BJP and RSS will not desist from their communal
politics,’ said Ahmed in his tweet. He blamed the ‘communal politics of BJP for the chain reaction’ on the issue of terror, inviting immediate rebuke from the principal opposition party.
‘This (2002 riots) was the reason behind the creation of Indian Mujahideen. If they foresake their communal politics, outfits like IM will cease to exist,’ he said. ‘So, the communal politics of BJP has led to a chain reaction. They should give up such politics,’ Ahmed said.

Countering Ahmed, the BJP said it was well known that Pakistan has been aiding and abetting terror outfits that are active in India. ‘There is this competition among various Congress spokespersons and leaders to deliberately communalise the country’s political scenario, because they have no answer to stinking corruption, malgovernance, price rice, unemployment, the general sense of suffering the people of India are having,’ said BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad.

He said terror outfits were active in the country before the 2002 riots also. ‘Why are they playing with national security. Is it not a fact that IM has links with Pakistan-based terrorist outfits ... Is it not a fact that much before 2002, there was SIMI with designs to usher in terrorist attacks in India. These are all too well known. Please don’t play with national security. This competitive politics for vote bank to deliberately stoke communalism is reprehensible,’ added Prasad.
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